Re: more teleportation
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 00:33:42 EDT

In a message dated 98-10-22 22:40:41 EDT, (Damien Broderick) writes:

> I think the reporter is missing the real boat here - surely quantal
> entanglement allows information to pass from one spacetime location to the
> other *instantaneously*, faster than light. (Of course, you need to have
> the prepared black box states already waiting, in advance, at either end,
> so it won't get us to Alpha Centauri in less than 4.3 years - but it will
> permit people at home to see the pictures in the very same instant the
> explorers arrive [whatever *that* means, *pace* Einstein].)

No, it doesn't. Quantum entanglement can pass data, but it cannot pass information. Essentially you can only transfer uncrackably coded data that requires a key that must be sent relativistically.